Autism Scholars Awards

With the support of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), a Scholar Awards Program in Autism has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars.  The community of autism scholars fostered by this Awards Program will excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge concerning child autism, and its translation into improved health for children, more effective services and products for children with autism, and increase the province's capacity in diagnosis and assessment of autism and a strengthened treatment system.


  • Master’s Award - $18,000
  • Doctoral Award - $20,000

Timeline and Deadlines

Deadlines are set by COU:

  • September – Competition opens and application is available
  • December 1 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) – Application deadline for students to submit to SGPS 
  • January – SGPS Executive Committee convenes
  • January 31 – Institutional deadline to submit nominations to COU


  • How to Apply: Online Application
  • Completed applications (electronic or hard copy) must be submitted to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Erin Daley Electronic copies of the official transcripts will be accepted. If submitting the application electronically, please submit the completed application in ONE .pdf.
  • Referees may forward hard copy appraisals or electronic copies directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Erin Daley



Autism Scholars Award